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We tend to hate on Hollywood studios because of the movie projects they choose to fund (Transformers 4, anyone?). So much of typical Hollywood product tends to be huge, expensive spectacles with little-to-no story, heavy special effects and poor acting. So, we at ScreenCrave have decided to help jump behind the indie film. Below you’ll find some of the best indie trailers of the week, plus unknown projects featured on sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo that need your help to get made. Check out this week’s picks below.

  • HATESHIP LOVESHIP: In Hateship Loveship, funny lady Kristen Wiig puts on a serious face. Adapted by Alice Munro‘s short story, Hateship Loveship follows a nanny (Wiig)  who is tricked by her older ward (Hailee Steinfeld) into falling in love with the children’s drug-addicted father (Guy Pearce). The film, directed by Liza Johnson, also stars Nick Nolte, Christine Lahti, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Sami GayleHateship Loveship had its world premiere at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival. IFC will theatrically release the film April 11. Here’s the trailer:

  • THE QUIET ONES: Based on true events, The Quiet Ones tells the story of a university professor who recruits some students to help him conduct a series of experiments on a young girl who is said to be possessed by a demon. The film is directed and co-written by John Pogue, and stars Jared Harris, Sam Claflin and Olivia Cooke. This horror film definitely looks worth checkingtout. Watch it April 25. Check out the trailer:

  • KID CANNABIS: In Kid Cannabis, an 18-year-old high school drop out and his 27-year-old friend start trafficking marijuana across the border of Canada in order to make money and their lives are changed forever. Written and directed by John Stockwell, the film stars Kenny Wormald, Jonathan Daniel Brown, Ron Perlman, Aaron Yoo, John C. McGinley, Corey Large, Bryce Hodgson, and Lochlyn Munro. Kid Cannabis will hit VOD and limited theaters April 18, 2014. Here’s the latest trailer:

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  • RUSTY FISH: Rusty Fish is a short film about a disconnected young man who must find a date to his family’s yearly picnic or have to suffer the task of working the kissing booth again. Sean Drummond and Chelsea Bo are longtime collaborators who are co-directing and co-producing this film. They have previously made three commercials, one short film and one music video together. Currently, these filmmakers are looking to raise funds to make Rusty Fish. They seem to have a funny and quirky project on their hands, so why not help them out? Head over to Kickstarter for more information.

Those are the projects we have for you this week. Be sure to check back every week for our Best Indie Film Trailers of the Week–helping you stay informed about indie cinema.

Which of these projects interests you?